Jerry Forney Band
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Jerry Forney Band


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The best kept secret in music


"For Blues man Jerry Forney"

For Bluesman Jerry Forney, no recording can quite capture the sound of his band's live sound. But you wouldn't know that by hearing the Jerry Forney Blues Band's latest CD, ‘POOR BOY BLUES‘. "We've yet to record an album that sounds like us when we perform," he says. "It's just an indescribable thing that happens live, that the people create."
Forney, has had plenty of experience in front of audiences; he got started in music early, learning to play guitar well enough to start performing before he was even old enough to drive. "My first gig, my Mother had to haul us in a station wagon, because no one in the band had a license," he laughs. After graduating from high school, Forney moved to Nashville to work as a sideman for other artists, including the great Charlie Rich. While there, cutting a CD with his Nashville band. "The Forney Brothers", recorded in 1979, was Jerry's first recording. The Nashville Tennessean quoted, "The album retains the live feel of seasoned players!" Austin, Texas, was Jerry's next move where he began working with many other artists and doing his own thing. He recorded his own style of blues with the album "Jerry and the Juke Jiants" while working all the clubs from Antone's to the Kerrville Folk Festival.
- Jonathan Houghton

"Musician Turns to Roots"

... Since then, Forney basks in such memories of playing alongside Sun Recording artist Charlie Rich, headlining Blues on Grand, in Des Moines, Iowa, and recording in Fame Recording Studio in Alabama.
His fondest memory of the business wasn't scribbled down on a bar schedule or enclosed within the walls of a recording studio.
"All the rest of my band members went back to the motel after a show in Oxford, Miss., but I decided to go to the bar instead," Forney said. "There was a guy playing the clarinet and another playing an acoustic guitar, so I just decided to grab my guitar and played along with Duke Meric and The Millionaires."

Forty-plus years, five albums and countless gigs later, Forney continues to write and perform music.
... Over the years, Forney teetered between country and blues music but finds himself always coming back to blues because it feels 'more at home'.
Inspiration for a song strikes Forney in a way common to most artists. "I am moved to write a song when I am either extremely depressed or feeling really good," Forney said. "I don't like to listen to anyone before I start to write a song though, because it really goofs me up. I have a definite sound of my own and always want to do things my way."

Local fans have gushed to Forney that "Burlington Railroad Blues," a song describing a railroad he and his brothers used to play on and around while growing up in Hopkins, is their favorite tune because of the memories it stirs within them.
"I think people like that song the best because of how much they can relate," Chris Irwin, Forney's neighbor, said. "I love his music; it tells so much about him."
When it comes down to it, Forney's favorite things are the simple things. "What I really want to do is just drive my bus and play my music."
... A chrome-lined vintage tour bus which he is restoring to take his unique sound on the road ... - Stephanie Stangl

"Jerry Delivers"

"Jerry delivers his songs in a Texas blues vain, with vocals and guitar rifts that separates him from the rest, Guitar playing that is thick and sultry. THE JERRY FORNEY BLUES BAND knows how to play the BLUES. - Jo Mamma of KKFI Radio

"Forney's 'Hard to Catch' is entetaining if not outstandng"

Southern style blues rock.
No one around would doubt these cats can jam !
"dancing in the dark" which kicks off the new CD,is a retro-1970's sounding jam.
"live the life," an almost autobiographical song with fun lyrics and a snippet of beatles influence,is a fun tune as well.
"hard to catch" is a nice CD for a friendly get-together. You just get the sense that Forney's holding back his really good stuff! - Alonzo Weston / St. Joseph News-press


Forney and band put together an outstanding performance Crawlfish Crawl festival this sept. Amazing signature sound hands down! and right down the groove ! - Blues cat Jack


Jerry an Juke Jiant ( out of print )
Fat dog
Ice& Steel
Poor Boy Blues
Hard to Catch

tracks of various albums streaming various internet radio stations via Canada / Europe / USA
FM radio Texas and others.
all albums listed cdbaby and various download connections thru out.


Feeling a bit camera shy


From Country, to blues with a rockabilly toss this talented band is a primary focus of blues. The Band is "geared up" and ready for festival & Gig Tour in 2008. The band sounds can be experience best on the Ice & Steel album tracks by Jerry Forney. Having developed a large fan base across the USA , canada and the UK with target to increase, this band is on the move seeking venues across USA/Canada.
Forney is a talented Guitar/steel player, having side peddled for Sun Records Charlie Rich in the late 70's is a well seasoned performer and talent that holds his listeners. Orginals & harry Fox licensed covers as performing set list this group is waiting the "call" lets bring down the house in 2008.